I was recently prompted, in the comment section of this blog, to clarify my position on religion. In particular, am I an atheist or "just" an agnostic?
I believe that I don't believe in God. But how could I be sure?
The answer is that I can't - I could never be 100% sure that I don't actually believe in God. In the end, there is only my firm belief to that effect.
Since it is logically impossible to know what you yourself think, I can therefor only remain, at the
most, an agnostic with regards to my atheism. The same would go for me eventual agnosticism - I could at most be agnostic about it. And of course, the same must be said for my agnosticism about my agnosticism - I can only be agnostic about it! And so it goes on, ad infinum.
Therefor the answer to the question about my religion position is infinitely recursive and thus, if I even tried to answer it, I would threaten to exhaust all available resources in the Universe in the process.